ROG releases ROG Swift PG32UQXR: the first DisplayPort 2.1 monitor

ASUS ROG released a new 32-inch monitor, model ROG Swift PG32UQXR, according to ROG, this is ROG’s first gaming monitor that uses the DisplayPort 2.1 standard interface.

ROG Swift PG32UQXR adopts a 32-inch Mini LED panel design with 4k resolution and a refresh rate of up to 160Hz. The Mini LED panel used by PG32UQXR has 576 LED backlight partitions, with a peak brightness of up to 1000 nits, covering 95% of the DCI-P3 color gamut, and factory pre-calibration, with an average δE value of less than 2, and has passed DisplayHDR1000 certification.

In addition, the PG32UQXR monitor also has two DisplayPort 2.1 interfaces, two HDMI 2.1 interfaces, and a USB hub. ROG said that the PG32UQXR monitor using the DisplayPort 2.1 standard can support output of 4K 160Hz images without compression, and can provide gamers with an amazing 4K gaming experience through high refresh rate and advanced HDR functions.

Regarding the DisplayPort 2.1 standard, in October 2022, the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) announced the release of the DisplayPort 2.1 specification, the latest version of the DisplayPort specification, which will be backward compatible and replace the previous version (DisplayPort 2.0). DisplayPort 2.1 allows a maximum bandwidth of up to 80bps, which is about three times that of DisplayPort 1.4. DisplayPort 2.1 is forward compatible with DP 1.2 and DP 1.4. Users can connect a graphics card with DP 1.4 to a monitor with DP 2.1, but will actually be limited to DP 1.4 bandwidth.

It is understood that the ROG PG32UQXR monitor is currently expected to be available in the second quarter of this year at a price of 1599 euros.